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Part/component area of: Powis Castle


Brief description of site

Four garden terraces, each 150 metres long, lie below the castle. Simple yew obelisks have been allowed over the centuries to take an amorphous form and now bulge out over the top terrace making a distinctive feature. The terraces include an aviary and an orangery and some lead sculpture from the Van Nost studio. They are richly planted, one with a double herbaceous border.

Brief history of site

The terraces were constructed in the late-17th and early-18th centuries. Much of the planting was filled out in the early-20th century.

Location information:

Address: Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

Locality: Welshpool

Local Authorities:

Powys; Welshpool; Welshpool

Historical County: Montgomeryshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 126 Grid Ref: SJ 217064
Latitude: 52.6497 Longitude: -3.15881

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily between March and December.

Key information:

Form of site: terraced garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Site Style : Baroque

Site first created: 1684 to 1705

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Extant

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